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2017
Njoki LM, Okoth SA, Wachira PM. "Effects of Medicinal Plant Extracts and Photosensitization on Aflatoxin Producing Aspergillus flavus (Raper and Fennell)." International Journal of Microbiology. 2017:Pages 9 doi:10.1155/2017/5273893.
Mwathi ZM, Muiru WM, Kimenju JW, Wachira P. "Evaluation of bio-wastes for multiplication of Paecilomyces lilacinus." International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. 2017;10 (6): 1-5.
Ng’ang’a TM, Wachira PM, Wango TJL, Ndung’u JM, Ndungo MN. "Geospatial Digital Rights Management: Challenge to Global Spatial Data Infrastructure.". In: Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data. London: IGI Global.; 2017.
Boaz N, Wachira P, Kagot V, Okoth S. "Susceptibility of locally cultivated groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) varieties to aflatoxin accumulation in Homa Bay County, Kenya." African Journal of Microbiology Research. 2017;Vol. 11(33 ):1329-1337.
2016
2015
Karanja LW, Wachira PM, Muthomi JW, Phiri NA, Mutegi CK, Kanampiu F, J.M.Wagacha, Nzioka HS, Gikaru AK, Mahuku G, Karanja DK, Otieno W. "Influence of weather on the incidence of aflatoxigenic fungi at pre-harvest stage of maize value chain in Makueni, Kenya.". In: African Symposium on Mycotoxicology. Livingstone , Zambia; 2015.
Maina PK, Wachira PM, Okoth SA, Kimenju JW, Otipa M, Kiarie JW. ". Effects of Land-Use Intensification on Distribution and Diversity of Fusarium Species in Machakos County, Kenya. ." Journal of Agricultural Science. 2015;7(4):48-60.
Maina PK, Wachira PM, Okoth SA, Kimenju JW. "Distribution and Diversity of Indigenous Trichoderma species in Machakos County, Kenya." British Microbiology Research Journal. 2015;9(4):1-15.
Wachira PM, Muindi JN, Okoth SA. "Survey of Nematode Destroying Fungi from Selected Vegetable Growing Areas in Kenya." Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.. 2015;4(4):159-164.
2014
Wachira PM, Kimenju JW, Okoth SA, Kiarie JW. "Conservation and Sustainable Management of Soil Biodiversity for Agricultural Productivity .". In: Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks. Japan: Springer; 2014.
Wachira PM, and J. W. Kimenju, Okoth SA, Wangu JW, Ng’ang’a TM. "Effect of land use on abundance and diversity of nematode destroying fungi and soil nematodes in Embu County, Kenya." Journal of Agricultural Science. 2014;6(5):132-141.
Kimenju JW, Wachira PM, Lang'at JK, Otieno W, Mutua GK. "Evaluation of selected methods in the control of plant parasitic nematodes infecting carnation." Journal of Agricultural Science. 2014;6(3 ):31-38 .
Nyaga, P. N., Jefwa, J., Muthuri, C, Okoth, S.A, Matiru, V, Wachira P. "Influence of soil fertility amendment practices on ex-situ utilisation of indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and performance of maize and common bean in Kenyan highlands." Tropical and Subtropical Agro ecosystems . 2014;17:129-141.
Maundu JN, Kimenju JW, Muiru WM, Wachira PM, Gichuru EK. "Plant Parasitic Nematodes Associated With Coffee in Kenya and Factors Influencing their Occurrence, Abundance and Diversity." Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 2014;4(3):120-129.
Kimenju JW, Maundu JN, Muiru WM, Wachira PM, Gichuru EK. "Reaction of Selected Coffee Germplasm to Root-Knot Nematodes in Kenya." Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 2014;4(3):68-75.
Ng’ang’a TM, Wachira PM, Kimenju JW, Wango TJ, Matheri JN. "Solid Waste Dumping Site Selection Using GIS and Remote Sensing for Kajiado County, Kenya. ." Journal of Earth Science and Engineering. 2014;4(2014): 693-702.
2013
Wachira, P.M, Kimenju, J.W, Mwaniki, S.W, Gathaara, V. N, Ndiritu, M. M. "Incidence of Pests and Diseases Affecting Banana in a Commercial Banana Production Setting in Kenya.". In: 13th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics. Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST), Meru; 2013.
Wachira, P.M, Kimenju, J.W, Okoth, S.A, Kiarie J.W. "Diversity of nematodes and nematode destroying fungi as influenced by land use in Taita Taveta, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science." Journal of Agricultural Science . 2013;5(12):154-161.
Wachira, P.M, Kimenju, J.W, Kiarie J.W, Kihurani, A.W, Mwaniki SW. "Occurrence and diversity of nematode destroying fungi in banana production zones in Maragua." Journal of Agricultural Science . 2013;5(12):180-186.
Karanja, N.K, Wachira, P.M, Muthomi, J.W, Phiri, I.K., Mutegi, C.K, Nzioki, H.S, Gikaru, A.K, Kanampiu F, Wagacha, J.M. "Use of geographical information system to determine incidence of Aspergillus section flavi in different soils in Kaiti, Kenya." East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal. 2013.
2012
Wachira P.M, Kimenju J, Kiarie J, Mwaniki S. "Diversity of nematode destroying fungi in banana-based farming systems in Maragua, Kenya.". In: 12th Workshop on sustainable horticultural productions in the tropics. Bondo University College, Bondo - Kenya; 2012.
Wachira, P.M, Okoth, S.A, Kimenju, J.W, Mibey, R. K, Kiarie, J.W. "Restoration of natural regulatory mechanisms of plant parasitic nematodes in agricultural systems.". In: International Conference ‘Integrated Fertility Management in Africa: From Microbes to Markets. Safari Park Hotel, Naiorbi; 2012.
Karanja, N.K, Wachira, P.M, Muthomi, J.W, Phiri, I.K., Mutegi, C.K, Nzioki, H.S, Gikaru, A.K, Kanampiu. "Use of geographical information system to determine incidence of Aspergillus section flavi in different soils in Kaiti, Kenya.". In: 13th ARI Conference: Agricultural innovation system for improved productivity and competitiveness in pursuit of vision 2030”. KARI HQs; 2012.
Ayuke F.A, Karanja N.K, J.J O, Wachira P.M, Mutua G.K, Lelei D. K, Gachene K.K. "Agrobiodiversity and potential use for enhancing soil health .". In: Tropical Soils of Africa. London: Soils and Food Security; 2012.
Jefwa J.M, Okoth S, Wachira P.M, Karanja N.K, Kahindi J.K, Njuguini S. K, Ichami S, Mung'atu J, Okoth P, Huising J. "Impact of land use types and farming practices on occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in Taita-Taveta district in Kenya." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Enviroment. 2012;157:32-39.
2011
Wachira, P.M, Okoth, S.A. "Effect of Soil fertility management practices on nematode edstroying fungi in Taita, Kenya." Tropical and Subtropical Agro ecosystems. 2011;13(1):51-57.
Wepukhulu M, Kimenju J, Anyango B, Wachira P.M, G.K K. "Effect of soil fertility manangement practices and Bacillus subtilis on plant parasitic nematodes associated with common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris." Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystem. 2011;13(1):27-34.
2009
Wachira, P.M, Mibey, R. K, Okoth, S.A, Kimenju, J.W, Kiarie, J.W. "Diversity of nematode destroying fungi in Taita Taveta, Kenya." Fungal Ecology. 2009;2(2):60-65.
Wachira P.M, Okoth S, Kimenju J.W. "INFLUENCE OF LAND USE AND SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON THE OCCURRENCE OF NEMATODE DESTROYING FUNGI IN TAITA TAVETA, KENYA." Tropical and Subtropical Agro ecosystems. 2009;10 (2 ):213-223.Website
Kimenju, J.W, Karanja, N.K, Mutua, G.K, Mugambi, R, Wachira, P.M. "Nematode community Structure as influenced by land use and intensity of cultivation." Tropical and Subtropical Agro ecosystems. 2009;11(2):353-360.
Wachira P.M. "USE OF NEMATODE DESTROYING FUNGI AS INDICATORS OF LAND DISTURBANCE IN TAITA TAVETA, KENYA." Tropical and Sub-tropical Agro-ecosystems. 2009;11(2):313-321. AbstractWebsite

This study was undertaken to determine whether nematode destroying fungi can be used as indicators of
soil disturbances. Soil samples were collected from an indigenous forest, maize/bean, napier grass, shrub and vegetable fields, which represented the main land use types in Taita Taveta district of Kenya. The fungal
isolates obtained were grouped into seven genera and identified. The species identified were, Acrostalagums obovatus, Arthrobotrys dactyloides, Arthrobotrys oligospora, Arthrobotrys superba, Dactyllela lobata, Haptoglosa heterospora, Harposporium anguillulae, Harposporium.sp, Monacrosporium cionopagum and Nematoctonous georgenious. Occurrence of nematodedestroying fungi was significantly (P = 3.81 x 10 -7) different among the land use systems in the study area. Out of the isolates that were positively identified, 33.7 %, 27.9 %, 20.9 %, 11.6 % and 5.8 % were from fields under vegetable, maize/bean, napier grass, shrub and forest, respectively. Soil disturbance accounted for the
highest occurrence of nematode destroying fungi (60.77 %) while moisture, accounted for 23.35%.
Fungal isolates from vegetable gardens were most diverse while soils from the forest were most even
with least diversity. The total richness of nematode destroying fungi was nine, seven, six, and three in
maize bean, napier, shrub and forest habitats respectively. This study has established that nematode
destroying fungi increases with increased land disturbance.

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